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We chose this cruise because we had such a good experience last year in a suite on a Mediterranean trip. A few things have changed since last year that we do not feel were for the better. The butler service for suites is greatly reduced, the special restaurant Luminae was crowded and often too full to get a reservation during the usual eating hours for most Americans(6 to 8 pm). The cruise line suggests booking all your dinner reservations when you first board the ship but who wants that kind of fixed schedule when cruising to relax? The Luminae waiters are young and engaging, but they need more training in fine dining. The Michael's Club bar was very noisy. The excursions were predictable and in this age of internet searches and bookings many found more interesting and personalized trips online for less than Celebrity wanted for the ordinary. The shuttles to town from the port docks are now 5 or so euros and don't put you close to convenient spots in the town; several times considerable walking was required after leaving the bus to reach tourist areas or public transportation. Our cabin steward was terrific and the conceirges were most helpful. For us, what had been an exceptional experience last year was mediocre this year.

April 2017

Celebrity Reflection Cruise Review by mesquitebar

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Celebrity Suite
We chose this cruise because we had such a good experience last year in a suite on a Mediterranean trip. A few things have changed since last year that we do not feel were for the better. The butler service for suites is greatly reduced, the special restaurant Luminae was crowded and often too full to get a reservation during the usual eating hours for most Americans(6 to 8 pm). The cruise line suggests booking all your dinner reservations when you first board the ship but who wants that kind of fixed schedule when cruising to relax? The Luminae waiters are young and engaging, but they need more training in fine dining.

The Michael's Club bar was very noisy. The excursions were predictable and in this age of internet searches and bookings many found more interesting and personalized trips online for less than Celebrity wanted for the ordinary. The shuttles to town from the port docks are now 5 or so euros and don't put you close to convenient spots in the town; several times considerable walking was required after leaving the bus to reach tourist areas or public transportation.

Our cabin steward was terrific and the conceirges were most helpful.

For us, what had been an exceptional experience last year was mediocre this year.
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